New Zealand actor and star of "Virgin River" Martin Henderson has never been married and has no children. However, he has had a fascinating dating history, including Hollywood celebrities.
Martin Henderson, born on October 8, 1974, started acting at 13 when he starred in "Strangers." He soon moved to Australia and appeared in several Australian productions before moving to New York to study acting and theater.
The actor has enjoyed a successful career, and in 2019, he took on the role of Jack Sheridan in the Netflix series "Virgin River." Despite his career wins, Martin Henderson has not been as successful in finding love. Here is a detailed look at his dating history.
Martin Henderson on the set of "Despierta America" to promote "The Strangers Prey at Night" on March 1, 2018 | Source: Getty Images
Henderson was reportedly linked with American actress Marnette Patterson back in the mid-1990s. Their relationship was short-lived; after that, there were no media mentions linking them.
Patterson was born on April 26, 1980, and at nine, she became a Junior Vocal Winner on "Star Search." She has starred in movies and series like "Starship Troopers 3: Marauder," "Camp Nowhere," "Something So Right," "LG15: The Resistance," "American Sniper," and more.
Marnette Patterson at the premiere of "Standing Still" on April 10, 2006 | Source: Getty Images
Henderson also reportedly dated New Zealand model and socialite Nicola "Nicky" Robinson, who became Nicky Watson when she married New Zealand Warriors owner Eric Watson. However, her marriage ended in 2003.
The model reinvented herself and became a down-to-earth, Paleo-loving woman. In 2011, she fell in love with celebrity chef and judge of "My Kitchen Rules" Pete Evans. They are married and living a quiet life in Northern New South Wales.
While some sources mention that Henderson hooked up with model, star, and Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai, it appears to be unfounded gossip.
However, after he co-starred with Rai in "Bride and Prejudice," he was left in awe of her and said she was the epitome of beauty. He also described her as a sweet girl and said she reminded him of an old-fashioned movie star.
Martin Henderson and Aishwarya Rai at the UK Premiere of "Bride & Prejudice" on October 4, 2004 | Source: Getty Images
Henderson further declared how lucky he was to get to know a side of Rai that few people ever saw. He said:
"But you know I was lucky to spend time with her and get to know the other side of her, which is a really sweet, very sensitive, and really lovable person; she giggles a lot."
Irrespective of Henderson's sweet remarks, there is no proof they had anything more than a good working relationship. His words of admiration showed that they got to know each other very well.
Right after her divorce from Ashton Kutcher, actress Demi Moore began dating Henderson, who was 12 years younger than her. They were first seen together in July 2012 when they took a trip to Connecticut.
While on vacation, they went out for romantic lunches, did grocery shopping, went on hikes, enjoyed casual outdoor barbecues, and had dinner at a friend's house.
By October 2012, their relationship was over, and friends revealed that Moore had a complete meltdown and was overcome with self-doubt and sadness. However, Henderson admitted their time together was not fun. He said:
"I feel for her. I feel for anybody who has that level of celebrity where you can't lead a normal life."
However, their brief time together taught him to cherish relationships. He became more relaxed about his career after recognizing that he had more going for him apart from his professional achievements.
In 2015, after ten years of marriage, actress Jennifer Garner and actor Ben Affleck announced their split. Around the same time, she was shooting a movie with Henderson, sparking rumors of a potential relationship.
They never confirmed the relationship. After co-starring in "Miracles From Heaven," Henderson revealed that Garner was a professional on the set.
He said she did not allow the troubles of her private life to interfere with her work. Henderson said:
"For her, things were a lot more complicated, so it would have been understandable if she brought a lot of that stuff onto the set. And not once did she ever, and once again I thought that just speaks to her character and how [incredibly focused] and professional she is."
The actor further stated that Garner had an inner strength and was committed to her responsibilities as a mother as she would put her kids above everything.
Kylie Rogers, Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson, and Courtney Fansler at the premiere of "Miracles From Heaven" on March 9, 2016 | Source: Getty Images
In 2017, Henderson started dating director, producer, and art patron Helen Randag. Despite being notoriously private about his relationships, Henderson took to social media and confirmed the relationship on Instagram.
He posted a photo of the two of them, and in the caption, he said he was out with his "bae." He also used the moment to declare his love for her. She replied to his post, telling him that she loved him too. Sadly, their relationship ended in 2020.
Between 2020 and 2021, Henderson dated Mexican model Aisha Mendez. They reportedly started dating in April 2020, and due to the pandemic, they quarantined together in a hotel in New Zealand.
Henderson shared pictures of their romantic outings and vacations during their relationship, including a trip to Baja California Sur in Mexico.
After they broke up, Henderson deleted all their pictures from his Instagram account. Mendez did not follow suit. In fact, their most recent photos on her page date back to December 2020, which meant their relationship may have ended in early 2021.
Henderson is reportedly dating again; this time, the mystery woman is said to be a New Zealand-based interior designer. The couple reportedly lives together on Great Barrier Island, but there is no information about when they first met.
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